About the Illness
Many women experience some pain before and during their periods, particularly pain in the lower back and stomach cramps. During your period take care to keep clean, get enough sleep and eat a well-balanced diet. You can eat everything you normally eat and continue to do your normal work.
Irregular periods can be symptoms of problems such as anaemia or malnutrition; either extreme pain or unusually heavy bleeding can mean you have a more serious illness which should be checked by a health professional; bad smelling periods may be a sign of STD infection.
Most girls start menstruating (“periods”) between the ages of 11 and 16.
This means they are now old enough to become pregnant. Girls’ bodies do not reach full physical maturity until the age of around 20-23. Even though they can conceive a child before this age, it is best for girls to put off having children until they are fully physically developed so as to prevent complications during pregnancy and birth.
If relaxation doesn’t work, try one of the following remedies:
Rhamnus staddo Bark Tea good for all
Boil a handful of bark in 1 1/2 ltr water in a covered pan for 30-40 minutes.
Take 1/2 glass 2x daily.
Body Work and General Advice
If you are experiencing a painful period, try to relieve the cramps by:
- Deep breathing to help you relax.
- Soaking your feet in warm water and relaxing.
- Making a hot water bottle and putting it on your stomach OR sitting in a basin of hot water.
- Showering in warm water